The Bible in Georgian

Collection ID

BIB.005022

Type

Bible - Printed Book

Date

2013

Geography

Tbilisi (Georgia)

Language

Georgian

Medium

Printed on paper

Dimensions

8.9 × 6.1 × 1.6 in. (22.5 × 15.5 × 4 cm)

Exhibit Location

On view in The History of the Bible, Ta Biblia


This Bible was printed in 2013. The earliest translations of biblical texts in Georgian date to the fifth century. As early as 1705, portions of the Bible began to be printed. In 1743, the first complete Bible was printed in Moscow, Russia, at the Georgian printing house revived by Prince Bakar of Kartli. The canon of the Georgian Bible includes Psalm 151 and the Prayer of Manasseh, but labels works like Judith and Sirach historically important but non-canonical.

Printed in 2013 by United Bible Societies Representation in Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia; Purchased in 2016 by Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

description

This Bible was printed in 2013. The earliest translations of biblical texts in Georgian date to the fifth century. As early as 1705, portions of the Bible began to be printed. In 1743, the first complete Bible was printed in Moscow, Russia, at the Georgian printing house revived by Prince Bakar of Kartli. The canon of the Georgian Bible includes Psalm 151 and the Prayer of Manasseh, but labels works like Judith and Sirach historically important but non-canonical.


provenance

Printed in 2013 by United Bible Societies Representation in Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia; Purchased in 2016 by Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.


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